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Scientific Name Ossancora eigenmanni  (Boulenger, 1895)
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Paraguai at Fazenda Descalvados, ca. 16°43'58"S, 57°44'56"W, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Doras eigenmanni, Oxydoras eigenmanni
Pronunciation aw san core ah. - EYE gn MAN eye.
Etymology Species named in honour of Dr. Carl H. Eigenmann, Professor of Ichthyology in Indiana (1863-1927).
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Size 97mm or 3.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Sometimes labelled as Opsodoras stubelii or similar in hobby literature. This species has a spotted caudal fin, as opposed to D. punctatus which can have a spotted caudal fin but additionally has two mid lobe horizontal dark stripes.
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Distribution Amazon and upper Paraguay River basins: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Peru.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paran√°, Paraguay, Upper Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding .
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1895 (pt 3), pp 524.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 18 14:19 (species record created: 2002 Sep 28 00:00)